Book Review: Death Has a Name March 28, 2011Posted by Jaidis in 4 Tree Reviews, Book Reviews, Jaidis Shaw Reviews.
There is a Truth that exists. It is active. Alive. Fighting to make itself known. It’s not my truth. It’s not anyone’s truth. It is The Truth.
Brodie Wade has been able to see and interact with it since he was a child, and it has scarred his mind and body. But it also gives him the ability to know things that he shouldn’t know by nature, thus he has taken employment as a psychic detective.
Working together with Detective Phil Dawson, Brodie must summon all of his will to go head-to-head with The Truth to solve the latest string of murders. It appears that Dominick Fredrickton — the Midnight Killer — has returned from the grave, beheading the unfortunate few that get in his way.
Can Brodie stop the Angel of Death before he is freed from eternal bonds?
Death Has a Name by Jerry Hanel is the griping tale of Death and the lengths people must go to in order to keep him at bay. We are introduced to Brodie Wade who knows all to well that there are things that can’t easily be explained all around us. As a child he was thought to be insane and did his time in the nut house. Finally given a clean bill of sanity at sixteen, Brodie used his gift to help the police solve cases that were unexplainable. Brodie’s gift tests him daily as he fights to lead a normal life. This gift allows him to see what is known as The Truth. Manifestations can appear at any time and demand Brodie to listen. So when a headless man comes to Brodie for some help and Brodie finds himself in jail for murder, he will have to rely on the gift he wishes he could ignore to save not only his life, but life on Earth as well. Jerry Hanel gives us an intriguing look into Death, what he represents, and the league sworn to protect humanity. There is some mild gore description during some crime scenes, but nothing that can’t be handled by a mature audience. From the excerpt at the end of Death Has a Name, it looks as though there is another book in the Brodie Wade series and I am interested to see what situation Brodie finds himself in next.